The importance of a skincare routine and why we need to care for our skin!
Why we need to Cleanse, Exfoliate, Mask, Tone and Mositurise our face
Cleanse: Cleansing removes the top layer of dead cells, oil, perspiration pollution and all makeup residue. If your skin is not cleansed properly it becomes dull and flaky and the oil glands block up with dirt and cellular waste, causing breakouts and congestion. One should cleanse morning and night – removing with water. Choosing the right cleanser is very important for the skin, and if you wear makeup you will always need a cream based cleanser to get rid of the makeup, not a gel or a foaming cleanser. If you have oily skin and want to use a gel cleanser or foaming cleanser choose to use this in the morning before applying makeup up and have a separate cream based cleanser you use at night to remove your makeup.
Exfoliate: A build-up of dead skin cells causes a rough and dull appearance. Exfoliating the top layers of dehydrated cells promotes a youthful, glowing skin. We all loose approximately 10 grams of skin cells a day, and our skin cells divide coming to the surface approximately every 28 days. If we wish to have a healthy skin that looks alive and fresh, we should exfoliate our skin once a week, and a minimum once a month (every 28 days) for our body, if not once a week.
Mask: While regular cleansing removes surface impurities, clay-based masks will actually draw toxins from within the skin so they can be washed away. Clay firms, tones and refines the skin, promoting a smooth, supple and clear complexion. Clay demineralises and rebalances the skin. Masks must be followed by a Skin Toner (to hydrate) and Moisturiser to prevent dehydration.
At EarthSentials We can customise your natural clay mask and apply to the skin for up to 10 minutes. A professional Facial is particularly needed with the change of each season – and allows our therapists to look and see about what state your skin is in at the time and keep a note on record so that we can note any changes throughout the year.
Hydrate: In Eastern traditions, the aroma of the thousand petalled Rose promotes strength and vitality and enhances harmony and balance. Saturated with water-soluble botanicals present in the petals, rosewater has many uses. Spray over makeup for a dewy complexion. Creates the perfect balance for the skin, whilst rehydrating and invigorating your complexion. Perfect for use in air-conditioned environments, such as offices and aircraft. Use after cleansing the skin and before moisturising. The toner can be used many times throughout the day to keep the skin hydrated.
Moisturise: This step creates a protective barrier against free radicals and moisture loss (one of the main causes of wrinkles). The special ingredients in our unique formula have lasting effects on skin hydration and smoothness, along with the extra benefits of having it customised just for your specific skin condition. For better penetration apply to slightly hydrated (damp) skin after toning. Use twice a day and under makeup.
EarthSentials Natural Skin Management products are customised with essential oils, herbal extracts and tinctures for your particular skin health needs bringing about the best results for your skin!